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Graduate Or Post-study Work Stream?

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Features

The Temporary Graduate subclass 485 visa is work visa for international students who have completed 2 years of study in Australia (92 weeks course). It can last from between 18 months and 4 years depending on your situation. It is a good way to extend your stay in Australia to improve your chances of becoming eligible for a permanent or provisional skilled visa.

How long does this visa let me stay in Australia?

Graduate workstream

Trades/Diploma or Higher Level studies: 18 months

Post-Study work stream

Bachelor Degree

2 years

Bachelor Degree with Honours

2 years

Masters by Coursework Degree

2 years

Masters (extended) Degree

2 years

Masters by Research Degree

3 years

Doctoral Degree

4 years

Eligibility

Post Study Work Streams

For international students who applied for their first student visa on or after 5 November 2011 and who graduated with a higher education degree from an Australian education provider. Visa can be granted up to four years depending on their qualifications.

The Graduate Work Stream

For students who applied for their first student visa before 5 November 2011. Visa is granted for 18 months.

Common Criteria

  • Be in Australia
  • Be under 50 years of age
  • Hold a valid visa
  • Hold or have held an eligible student visa in the last 6 months
  • Have met the Australian study requirement in the last 6 months
  • Demonstrate English language ability

Location

If you are applying as the main applicant, you and anybody else covered by the application must be in Australia when you apply for this visa and when your visa is decided.
Family members who apply for this visa after the main applicant has been granted the visa may be in or outside Australia when they apply, but must not be in immigration clearance.

Condition

  • Unrestricted work and study.

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